Hardback 386pp Illustrated
9780300136937   Product Code: 17091
Best known for his shocking psychological drama Miss Julie, August Strindberg was described by Arthur Miller as 'the mad inventor of modern theatre'. Supported by extensive new research, this illuminating biography charts the Swedish playwright's eventful and complicated life and the way it informed his prodigious output of 60 plays and 18 novels. It investigates the reasons why he remains controversial to this day, and reveals for the first time the real-life suicide that inspired his most famous work.